After buying this book i was delighted to open it. You can download it legally and for free from author website in PDF or pay and have it in book format. I rather the book format as it smaller than A4 size paper.
I am a new beginner to PHP and wanted a book i could turn to when i forget a function etc, well this book not only reminds, it is indexed perfectly and also gives explantaions on each function etc and explains in detail so you know if it the rite one you was looking for. I can find everything easy and simply, it also has MySQL which is perfect for me as i am currently making a website that connects to a MySQL database and it saves me looking on the dreaded internet to find what i need, now i simply flip open and get what i want, with an explanation on what it does and an example to show you how to write it etc.
I cannot highly recommend this book enough. I wish i could say i was happy with ten other books i bought that are rubbish, none of them help me learning php etc. But this one i a referenced hands on guide that would suite beginner or advanced expert user. It quickly reminds you what each one does but also gives an example and explanation.
Best PHP Book i have ever bought, and the cheapest aswell. It shows cheap is sometimes good.